Best WSB moment: 1996 winning theWorld Superbike Championship as a privateer – the last time it has been done. Worst WSB moment: There’s two – moving to GP in 1997, which only lasted six months… Then crashing at Sugo in 1998 in warm-up, tearing my spleen. It was the last round and I was going to win the title, but the crash handed it to Fogarty.
On WSB now: I prefer the old format of two races on a Sunday, and the original one-lap Superpole which was great for all teams and sponsors. I’m not a fan of the 2017 grid change, and though the fast guys will always get through, it could potentially be unsafe I reckon.